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ever, that it withdrew from Mulhaus-1
en ill perfect order, and immediately
entrenched at a position between that
city and the Alsacian frontier.
The German attack that followed
was severe, all branches of the serv
ice being engaged. It is admitted that
there were heavy losses on both sides,
but the war office insists that the
Germans were finally checked.
The Germans brought into action
here their new Krupp guns, accord
ing to unofficial statements from ar
my officials. These guns wrought
havoc in the French lines, having a
much longer range than had "been
believed possible, but it is also claim
ed that the German marksmanship
The French artillery was used to
advantage and under cover of the
guns th6 French cavalry charged in
force. Fighting was still in progress
according to last' advices.
Up to the present the fort at Lpng
wy is holding out, but as it is an od
one it is considered possible that the
French may not try to hold it against!
an uverwneipuag iorce.
The give-and-take at Mulhausen
would seem to mean that neither side
is sure of itself in that district and
that the French have not yet effected
the purpose of their reconnaissance
toward the Strassburg fortified camp.
The presence of Austrians threat
ening a flank attack from the east,
must be having an effect on the
French movement northward through
This would explain the obvious
caution of the French commander.
The reluctance of the German force
at MUlhausen to follow up its victory,
although according to French official
report, it was in superior numbers,
might well mean that Germany has
weakened her southern forces to re
inforce the army at Liege.
Berlin. Denied here that German
losses have been anywhere near as
heavy as claimed by Belgian war office.
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vance is in progress. Belyieved that
fighting is m country just west of
Tongres and south of Louvain.
Allied army slowly forcing back
German cavalry patrols which, with
astonishing fortitude, have pushed
far into Belgium in advance of the
regular army of occupation. Official
ly announced that such a detach
ment has been routed from Landen
and city occupied by Belgian troops.
Landin is 20 miles northwest of
Brussels. Official war office state
ment declares present situation at
front "extremely favorable." Rein
forcements of British and French
troops has permitted division of Bel
gian forces so as to drive out cav
alry outposts of Germans, forcing in
vaders back on line with their posi
tions at Liege.
Maastricht. Refugees and wound
ed brought here from Liege told of
clever subterfuge by German com
mander to save bridge at Liege from
destruction by fire of the forts. Ger
mans put all their Belgian prisoners
in wagons and jammed them on the
Berlin. Explanation of failure of
German arms to take forts at Liege
made in official report today from
Von Stein, one of German command
ers at front "The kaiser," the report
declares, "did not wish unnecessarily
to sacrifice life. The forts will be
taken without the loss of a man when
our siege guns arrive."
London. News agency dispatch
says Italy has granted permission for
Switzerland to gather reinforcements
from Italy, augmenting guard now
enforcing neutrality along Swiss
German frontier. No confirmation.
London. Lieut. Skeen, military
aviator, and his mechanician, Sergt.
Barrow, killed at Metheravon. Ma
Brussels. Holland is about to
make peremptory demand on Ger
many to withdraw her troops from
Dutch frontier. Already explanation
for fee massing pf Gcnaaa anay, $&